Crochet bear ears create the cutest little hats for little cuties. If you’re looking for a baby shower gift these chunky bear beanies are the perfect adorable hat. The bear ears crochet up quickly in super bulky yarn.
This post includes a photo tutorial for how to crochet these sweet teddy bear ears. Once you’ve worked up a pair of these crochet bear ears, head over to the free Chunky Bear Beanie pattern (if you haven’t already).
You can add these crochet ears to any hat. But the Chunky Bear Beanie pattern comes in all the sizes. So you can even make a matching family bear set. Maybe a siblings set?
When you have crocheted both your bear ears and beanie, it’s assembly time. After the bear ears tutorial here I’ve included how and where to sew those teddy bear ears on to your crochet hat.
Need the crochet hat first? Get the free Chunky Bear Beanie pattern here. This free hat pattern includes sizes for everyone: newborn size, toddler size, child size and adult size!
The thick yarn means this easy pattern does not take a long time to crochet. It’s a very beginner friendly pattern. This makes a great baby shower present.
If you prefer a worsted weight bear beanie, check out the Tulare Bear Hat. This crochet hat includes bear ears with contrasting inner ear and outer ear patterns.
More Crochet Beanie Patterns
The Toddler Sun Hat is another great pattern that makes a cute hat for littles, when it’s warmer!
Pebbled Beanie– this textured beanie works up in worsted weight yarn and the free pattern includes all sizes.
Flurry Pop Beanie-super bulky yarn, also pictured in Hometown USA. This one skein pattern is in all sizes, and features bobbles.
You might also check out the tutorial I have on how to sew on an appliqué to you hats, like a heart or flower.
- Small amount of matching yarn to your hat, #6 super bulky size yarn. Hometown USA yarn is what I used.
- 9 mm crochet hook*, or hook to match yarn
- Yarn needle
- Measuring tape
1. Ears are worked in the round and sewn onto the hat.
Stitches / Abbreviations (US Terms)
Mc – magic circle (magic ring)
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
hdc – half double crochet
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
2” / 5 cm x 2”/ 5 cm = 4 hdc x 3 rows
Watch the video tutorial on how to crochet these bear ears, plus how to sew them on to your finished hat.
Scroll down for the free pattern with written instructions + Bear Ear Photo Tutorial
- 10 yds of #6 super bulky yarn, Hometown USA yarn is what I used.
- 9 mm hook, or hook to match yarn
- Yarn needle
- Measuring tape
- Begin with a magic circle. You can also ch 3 and slip stitch to the first chain to form a circle. But the magic circle is amazing.
- Double crochet into magic circle.
- Continue double crocheting into circle until you have 6 dc.
- Pull tail to close, creating a semi circle.
- Turn your work, ch 1 & sc into the first stitch. Sc in the next stitch and in each stitch.
- Cut your yarn, pull it through the last stitch, and leave a long tail to sew the ear on - 9” is plenty.
- Repeat Steps 1-6 for the second ear.
Sew Ears on Hat
- Lay hat flat in front of you.
- Place ears along the top, on either side of the fold. For baby sizes place across rounds 3 & 4, for child-adult sizes place them across rounds 5 & 6.
- Pin ears in place. In the following photos I have them loose to show you where to insert the needle.
- Thread yarn tail into needle. Here I'm going to use both ends to secure the ear to the hat (and weave them away).
- Slide needle under stitches of hat where ear is pinned. I usually go under two strands, so it’s not too stretchy.
- Sew back up through bottom of ear and back down into stitches of the hat.
- Rep steps 4 & 5 until entire bottom edge of ear is secure to hat.
- Weave away loose ends.
- Repeat for other ear on opposite side.